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Become an advocate for accessibility and social justice. The material taught in this program is derived from people with disabilities and their lived experiences. The knowledge you gain is grounded in the real world and we enhance the theory you learn with practice. The placements and volunteer opportunities offered through this program add value to your degree.
Sample Courses: Historical Approaches to People with Disabilities, Introduction to Psychology as a Social Science, Meeting Human Needs through Social Welfare, Social Work and Diversity
Career Tracks: Disability support worker, diversity co-ordinator, behavioural aide, child and youth care worker, accessibility research and policy development advocate
Benefit from training in both psychology and disability studies in this program that gives you lots of hands-on learning opportunities. We offer community volunteer experience and placements, giving you an edge when it comes time to launch your career. We’re here to give you the individual support you need to succeed.
Sample Courses: Social Work and Diversity, Developmental Psychology, Introduction to Psychology as a Social Science, Learning and Behaviour, Theories of Disability and the Social Model, Historical Approaches to People with Disabilities
Career Tracks: Disability service worker, community support worker, behavioural aide, mental health worker, child and youth worker
"Disability Studies provided me with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in my chosen career and continue on to pursue graduate studies. The faculty are supportive and the courses are engaging. This program strikes a great balance between theory and practice and provides interdisciplinary perspectives of disability.”
BA in Disability Studies
*2 years following degree completion (OUGS Social Sciences, 2019)